: ties with people dissimilar to us.
: ties with people similar to us.
Education and Diverse Networks
People with more education has more diverse networks.
Key Diversity Issues in Online Social Networking
: the process of adopting someone else's identity online
: pretending to be members if another group.
Global Digital Divides
: the everyday verbal, nonverbal, snubs, or insults, whether
intentional or not intentional, which communicate hostile derogatory, or negative
Microinsults, micro assaults, and microinvalidations
: a form of microaggressions that are backhanded and demeaning
most explicitly violent
usually aren't subtle
supported by peers
message that exclude or deny people's feelings,
perspectives, or realities
: use of internet, cell phones, or other electronic devices to hurt,
embarrass or harass someone anonymously
Impact of online microaggressions
Interrupt and respond
Collect thoughts and gain control
Seek social and emotional support
Reflect on what we think took place without trying to fix or blame
Intent vs. Impact
Benefits of Diverse Social Networks
The Wisdom of Crowds
Collective Action and Social Change